When our teeth have suffered in the attack of caries or the chewing forces that have broken it, it is necessary to repair it through dental restoration techniques.
We are dentists in Quito, Ecuador and we are trained in various techniques and with the use of different materials that allow us to remake the damaged tooth, thus recovering its function and dental aesthetics.
The choice of technique and material to use depends precisely on the nature of the damage and therefore an individualized evaluation of each case is necessary to choose the best solution.
What is a dental restoration?
It is the repair of the surface of a tooth that has been affected from its original shape or size, mainly due to the effect of caries or wear caused by excessive chewing forces.
When is a dental restoration required?
- After caries removal to restore damaged tissue
- At the end of a root canal treatment
- When there are fractures or wear in the crown of the tooth
- When there is an aesthetic problem that can be corrected with a restorative technique (problems of shape, size or color)
How is a tooth restored or repaired?
The first step is to remove all the tissues affected by caries, normally special instruments are used for this.
After removing the caries, we proceed to place the corresponding filling material according to the case and the technique to be executed.
Our ultra-conservative philosophy
In the Asiri Dental Center , we understand that your comfort and minimal discomfort at the time of visiting us is a crucial factor for your satisfaction
For this reason we do not skimp on technology, materials, instruments, equipment, time and kindness in the dental technique, so that your dental restoration is comfortable, effective and durable.
Benefits of dental restorations
- Keep your tooth in the mouth for longer
- Improve the chewing of food
- Mitigate pain produced by carious cavities.
- Harmony of the teeth in shape, size and color.
Types of dental restoration according to their technique
The restorative material is placed and molded directly on the tooth by the dentist in the same dental office.
The restorative material is made to measure in the dental laboratory based on impressions previously taken in the office.
This material is then installed on the tooth with the use of special adhesives that allow a better sealing of the restoration
Main dental restorations
Direct restoration made with composite resin and they are the most common, you can see more detail in our article dedicated to the Fillings with Composite Resins
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Reconstructions or build-ups
Large dental reconstructions are composite resin fillings but of large dimensions, normally they serve as the basis for a subsequent indirect restoration.
Inlays: inlay, onlay, overlay and tabletops
Dental onlays are indirect restorations with materials that are more resistant than composite resin and, being indirect, have a better seal and aesthetics.
They are called Inlay when the restored part is inside the tooth
Onlay refers to an indirect restoration that covers all the cusps of the tooth
Overlay restorations cover beyond the cusps of the teeth, up to the outer surfaces, they are also known as crowns.
Tabletops are onlay restorations, they are also known as occlusal veneers and are normally used in cases of wear of a large number of occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth.
They are inlay restorations on the external faces of the anterior teeth.
Veneers are the most relevant procedure used in Smile Design treatments.
Indirect restorations (overlay) that cover all tooth surfaces.
Dental restoration materials
As the technology of dental materials advances, many of these have been used to achieve increasingly better restorations in terms of safety and aesthetics.
Among the main materials for dental restorations we have:
- Composite resins.
- Glass ionomer.
- Zirconium or Zirconium .
An excellent dental restoration is the product of the dentist’s experience coupled with current dental technology.
Adhesive technologies are gaining ground and today they are a great option to prevent leaks and maintain tooth function by being less invasive.